grisgroy22 August 2011 at 2:16pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
For your info. There are many cities in USA with the same name in different states. To help us fine the proper theatre, it would be nice to add the state after the city name or a link to the theater. Thanks
Pat Parker25 August 2011 at 5:59pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to admit, I'm having the damndest time figuring out exactly WHERE it is playing near me (in Lancaster, PA) and WHEN it is playing near me. I thought I had it all worked out, but this is what I have so far:
A few weeks ago, when LR posted info on the movie, I checked it out . . .
1) CINEMARK - the first set of listings showing the film - on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 (which is not a good date for me, but it was the only one listed). CINEMARK is a new kid on the block when it comes to this business, so there were very limited theatres that are showing it (via CINEMARK). Regardless, I gave it a shot and entered my zip code (17602) to find the "nearest" CINEMARK theatre - there were two: one in Wilmington, Delaware (@ 1 1/2 hrs drive) and another in South Jersey (@ 2 hrs drive) - I thought that I'd have to go to Wilmington, DE and did not order tickets, but decided to wait and see if it was being shown anywhere else.
2) Sometime after the initial info (with CINEMARK), there appeared to be other theatres that are going to show the film. Again, I plugged in zip code 17602 and wah-lah! the film is supposed to be shown in the United Artist/Regal Movie Theatres in South Philly, PA. I am very familiar with the theatre, having lived in South Philly and it was my "local" movie theatre within walking distance. So, I was thinking that I will go to the show there in Philly and I could stay overnight at my sister's. I was also happy to see that they're showing it on Tuesday, 9/6 (not a good date for me) and Monday, 9/12 - which is the one I would most likely opt for. I marked those dates on my calendar - again, not buying tickets just yet.
3) Most recently, on this forum, the info is made available and I check the list of places in the USA and much like many folks here, having the states listed with the cities would have been helpful. There are several cities with the same names - remember, the majority of this country was founded by Englishmen and Europeans and the towns were named after their "hometowns" .
So, I found the listing for Philadelphia - cool. I did not see a listing for Wilmington (???) and I know that the listing for Lancaster is for California, not PA (again, states would have been helpful here).
But now, I'm really confused because this forum lists the dates of the shows as being 9/7 and 9/13 - both of which is okay with me, but still very confusing.
In the end, I do hope that the film does well. Really wish that it could just be shown for a "limited" time - such as a week - 7 full days/evenings. After all, it is only being shown on one screen and I can't see how it would hurt to have it shown more than one night.
However, being the indefatigable one - what I'd really love to see is the movie being presented in a small theatre - such as the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA (just an example, mind you, but a very good example! :-]). PG has performed at the Tower Theatre and the Apollo Theatre is very much like the Tower. Wouldn't it be great to see the film at a place like the Tower (or similar small theatre in a town near you :-]) - the price of the ticket would still be reasonable, but it would have more of a "concert" feel to it.
Ah well, in any case, I'm hoping to see the film - I was at the Apollo and although I don't think they used much of the first night, I'd still like to see the film and get the chills! (I know I'll be buying the package, but really want to see it on the big screen first!).
No apologies for my long-winded message - it's how I roll!